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ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Guys,

Please DO NOT vote "Yes" if you are not intending to contribute $25 for this cause. Whoever enters yes, I will pursue and make sure we get contribution before 31st March. Please make sure you send me PM with your contact information if not paying withing a week.

Please please please, do not put junk on this forum. Keep bumping up anyways.

Core, no offense meant, but please don't shy voting on this. I usually don't see core voting, understandable but keep this as an exception.

P.S.

How to donate:

1. Look at top of the thread. There is a donation bar with green progress bar.
2. Click on a link "Donate Now"
3. This will redirect you to donation selection page. Please select type of your contribution. You may choose recurring subscription for multiple months or if you want to make one time contribution, please select subscription for 1 month.
4. Click Donate. This will redirect you to pay pal secured page. You may choose your pay pal account or pay by credit card over here. You may see your name as user on pay pal page.
5. Submit payment.
6. Page will show you reference number. Please copy and paste of this thread - Optional but recommended.
7. You will receive an email from IV about payment confirmation. Your status will be changed to "Donor" from Junior / Senior member. You will not status as donor if you are IV Admin - kidding :).


Update from Pappu:

As everyone is aware of the FOIA letters we have received from USCIS. We requested everyone to fax/email us the USCIS letter.

Here is an update on IV plans and what we know till now:

On Friday, during the discussions with USCIS, we came to know that that there is a backlog of FOIA requests and currently they are clearing FOIA requests they received in 2007. We also know from the letter that the report wll not have 'country of chargeability' info. This is a critical info that we ought to have. Even after paying 5K to USCIS, over one year wait time to get the FOIA request completed will be unacceptable to the community.

In light of these developments we have explored other options to get this data and use the copies of replies we get as an example how badly we need this data to get accurate picture of the size and breakdown of the current backlog, so that we can all know how long we need to wait in the current system, if nothing changes. We would also ideally like such data to be always available and updated for public periodically.

Our first option is that we put in effort to get this data without having to pay $5K to USCIS. We will also try to get the data much sooner rather than all of us wait for more than a year.This could be possible via advocacy effort and our initial discussions on this subject have been promising. We will pursue this and if we do not make much progress until the deadline then we may pay 5K and still pursue the advocacy option to get the data faster. Thus we need more than 5K to proceed with these parallel options. The advocacy effort will also be an ongoing task beyond the first month. Thus we request members to sign up for recurring payment option to support this initiative and any other initiative we undertake for the community.

We have added a paypal module on the top of each page with a target amount. Members can use this fresh tool added to IV website to contribute. We prefer if members contributing to the effort on recurring monthly basis for a long term support of IV efforts. All members who contribute through this system will also have access to special 'Contributor's Forum' on the IV website.

Thank You for your effort and contribution for building a stronger community.

bestofall
03-06-2009, 11:35 AM
I will do my part before 31 st March

The7zen
03-06-2009, 11:42 AM
ItsNotFunny....PM sent.

sledge_hammer
03-06-2009, 11:43 AM
I've made contributions before, but how do I make payment so that it goes specifically for this effort?

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 11:44 AM
How do I make payment specifically for this?

I am working on it, will discuss with Pappu and get back to you.

bkarnik
03-06-2009, 12:04 PM
I am working on it, will discuss with Pappu and get back to you.

Let me know how and where to address the payment once you have the logistics figured out.

aadimanav
03-06-2009, 12:04 PM
Voted "yes".

Thanks for this drive.


:)

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:11 PM
Based on multiple PM to me on this issue:

I am trying to set up something with IV so that the contribution specifically will go for this cause. Any access money will be transferred to IV regular account. I will publish the account summary at the end of effort for transparency reasons.

amits
03-06-2009, 12:20 PM
I pledge $50 for this effort.

This data will be very useful in making a solid case for fixing EB GC issues.
With this data, our claim will be supplemented and supported by the figures. Which is going to be really helpful for our cause.

Come on folks, this is very important..
Everyone is going through a hard time, but this expense of $25 is simply too important to ignore.

We can do it...

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:29 PM
I pledge $50 for this effort.

This data will be very useful in making a solid case for fixing EB GC issues.
With this data, our claim will be supplemented and supported by the figures. Which is going to be really helpful for our cause.

Come on folks, this is very important..
Everyone is going through a hard time, but this expense of $25 is simply too important to ignore.

We can do it...

Amit, You are really a great asset to community. Thanks for all your support. This will be a good motivation for others.


Guys, we are going really well. We need to make this happen. Yes, we can!

vine93
03-06-2009, 12:32 PM
I'll wait for CORE initiatives on it.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:33 PM
I'll wait for CORE initiatives on it.

Sorry, but I am confused! Are you going to contribute and waiting for core's initiative on this or you are waiting core's initiative for this to decide whether you will contribute or not?

ajay
03-06-2009, 12:38 PM
Guys,

Please DO NOT vote "Yes" if you are not intending to contribute $25 for this cause. Whoever enters yes, I will pursue and make sure we get contribution before 31st March. Please make sure you send me PM with your contact information if not paying withing a week.

Please please please, do not put junk on this forum. Keep bumping up anyways.

Core, no offense meant, but please don't shy voting on this. I usually don't see core voting, understandable but keep this as an exception.

P.S.

Based on multiple IM to me on this issue:

I am trying to set up something with IV so that the contribution specifically will go for this cause. Any access money will be transferred to IV regular account. I will publish the account summary at the end of effort for transparency reasons.

Please be specific how to remit this amount ?

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Please be specific how to remit this amount ?

Ajay, I am working on this. Will get back to everyone as soon as I hear something from core. This must be an IV account but specific to this cause. Please bear with me for a while.

nc14
03-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Thanks for taking the initiative. I think we should get this going so that we have some more information on where things stand.

Eb3Pro
03-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Let me know how to contribute ? donate to IV or paypal to some member ?

h1techSlave
03-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Is this funding drive for this:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?p=323268#post323268

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Thanks for taking the initiative. I think we should get this going so that we have some more information on where things stand.

Everybody, please talk to your collegues, friends. Success of this can not be spelled without u.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Is this funding drive for this:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?p=323268#post323268

Yes, specifically for this.

amits
03-06-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks for your kind words and many thanks for the initiative!

Amit, You are really a great asset to community. Thanks for all your support. This will be a good motivation for others.


Guys, we are going really well. We need to make this happen. Yes, we can!

fundo14
03-06-2009, 01:02 PM
I am working on it, will discuss with Pappu and get back to you.

Let us know how and where to send the payment.

Thanks

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 01:15 PM
Let us know how and where to send the payment.

Thanks

Get back to you soon :)

oliTwist
03-06-2009, 01:23 PM
May I suggest Paypal for such small transactions? Btw, waiting for further instructions on the remittance.

thnkx

mirage
03-06-2009, 01:37 PM
I will contribute.

Thanks

optimizer
03-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Ready to contribute $25. I have sent messages to 4 of my friends, who should be willing to contribute too. I am hoping once the information/data is received it will either be available for everyone to see on IV, or atleast available for those who contribtued.

Thanks

vbkris77
03-06-2009, 01:48 PM
I am in.. Thanx for the initiative...

ThinkTwice
03-06-2009, 01:53 PM
I pledge $50 for this effort but I would also like to state that we should think before we move ahead, some items to consider are
- Some one mentioned that we should try to leverage the press to get coverage for the response.
- We should forward the response from USCIS to the president, first lady, ombudsman, Secretary of State etc
- Get an exact understanding of what information would benefit us most and make sure we ask specifically for that
- Try to negotiate a better rate with USCIC ;)

Peace

snvlgopal
03-06-2009, 01:54 PM
i like to contribute

vbkris77
03-06-2009, 01:55 PM
Is there any mention of the timeframe for the report?? Are they going to get to it when they get to it??

ThinkTwice
03-06-2009, 01:57 PM
ItIsNotFunny,
I have a suggession. It would help if you can provide some context for this initiative, it may help if in your first post you provide the link to the thread that started this effort.

- Peace

KKtexas
03-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Please provide query details which will be submitted to FOIA and remittance details to everybody.

sundevil
03-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Ironic, this poll is skewed. So we have 40 people saying yes and obviously the other 1000 viewers want to pray. You might drop a 50$ donation in your place of worship for a guesstimate that GOD is taking care of you. But, you dont want to pay 25$ to get a good estimate of when your turn to get GC might be? It is worth every penny to get a little peak into the future so everyone lets get this done.

nandakumar
03-06-2009, 02:24 PM
I'll contribute.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 02:26 PM
I'll contribute.

Please vote. I will take voting results to pursue as it will be impossible to go through posts.

amits
03-06-2009, 02:32 PM
This is great going. We're 20% there now..

I think the data provided by this effort will throw light on why we have backlogs in the first place, how many visa numbers were wasted, did they follow the rules in visa bulletins, exact impact of country quotas, exact distribution of visa to different categories and countries, future date movements etc...

Some of our members, like vdlrao, make good predictions about the date movements with almost no concrete data. If we have more accurate data then it will be very helpful in knowing the future prospects of different EB categories.

So please contribute for this effort ....

veereddy
03-06-2009, 02:36 PM
I'll contribute, thanks for the initiative.

minimalist
03-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Keep up the good work ..
Ajay, I am working on this. Will get back to everyone as soon as I hear something from core. This must be an IV account but specific to this cause. Please bear with me for a while.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 02:41 PM
Reached pledge: 25% - 46 users - $25. 2 users $50.

Actual contribution received: 0% (my bad - didn't create account yet. I and Pappu are still discussing.)

Milestone 1 achieved.

Working for next. Can someone help in efforts of sending PM to frequent users?

lc1978
03-06-2009, 02:50 PM
I'll contribute $ 50. Thanks and appreciate the effort.

amaruns
03-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Voted yes.

ashatara78
03-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Voted yes.

A suggestion - when you figure out how we should send money to you, please send an email to all members as I do not check IV message boards very often.

Thanks.

ArkBird
03-06-2009, 03:09 PM
In for $50.

Procrastination is not an option. WAKE UP PPL!!!

ram_nara303
03-06-2009, 03:11 PM
I will contribute 25$. Hope we get some green light at the end of this GC tunnel.

gc_dream07
03-06-2009, 03:13 PM
I will contribute $25.00. Please send us the details.

Thanks for initiative.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 03:14 PM
For everyone's information:

Following people have pledged for $50:

amits, ArkBird, lc1978, ThinkTwice

Following people have pledged for $25:

aadimanav, ajay, ajm, amaruns, amitga, amslonewolf, ashatara78, bestofall, bharani, bkarnik, chanduv23, dallasdude, django.stone, dummgelauft, Eb3Pro, eb3_2004, fundo14, gc28262, gcformeornot, h1techSlave, ItIsNotFunny, jayleno, KKtexas, lvgc, maxy, minimalist, mirage, mohan.ada, n2b, nandakumar, nandini, Naveen, nc14, needhelp!, newuser, oliTwist, optimizer, qasleuth, rajeshalex, rameshavula, reddymjm, roseball, sammyb, sanju, shantham, sledge_hammer, snvlgopal, sparklinks, sundevil, The7zen, vbkris77, veereddy, WaitingForMyGC, Winner

qasleuth
03-06-2009, 03:16 PM
For everyone's information:

Following people have pledged for $50:

amits, ArkBird, lc1978, ThinkTwice

Following people have pledged for $25:

aadimanav, ajay, ajm, amaruns, amitga, amslonewolf, ashatara78, bestofall, bharani, bkarnik, chanduv23, dallasdude, django.stone, dummgelauft, Eb3Pro, eb3_2004, fundo14, gc28262, gcformeornot, h1techSlave, ItIsNotFunny, jayleno, KKtexas, lvgc, maxy, minimalist, mirage, mohan.ada, n2b, nandakumar, nandini, Naveen, nc14, needhelp!, newuser, oliTwist, optimizer, qasleuth, rajeshalex, rameshavula, reddymjm, roseball, sammyb, sanju, shantham, sledge_hammer, snvlgopal, sparklinks, sundevil, The7zen, vbkris77, veereddy, WaitingForMyGC, Winner

please move my name to the $50 column.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 03:17 PM
please move my name to the $50 column.

Appreciate it.

reddymjm
03-06-2009, 03:17 PM
please move my name to the $50 column.

to Contribution 25, 50 , 200

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 03:19 PM
to Contribution 25, 50 , 200

How to change a poll?

vbkris77
03-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Hello, Pls. move upto 50 aswell.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 03:22 PM
Hello, Pls. move upto 50 aswell.

Thanks.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 03:30 PM
One of the Admin has modified the poll. Magician, we need to move 6 people's vote who opted to contribute $50!

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Bump ^^^

kkarun
03-06-2009, 04:05 PM
I'll contribute $50 by end of March'09.

Bharam
03-06-2009, 04:05 PM
Please let me know how to send money for this effort

Thanks

alok_msh
03-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Thanks for the efforts

yvjoshi100
03-06-2009, 04:19 PM
I will contribute $ 25. Let me how to send money.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:20 PM
Please let me know how to send money for this effort

Thanks

Thanks Bharam. Appreciate your generocity.

Canadian_Dream
03-06-2009, 04:28 PM
I will do $20. This FIOA is vital to the transparency of the system and surfacing this information would provide valuable insights that will perhaps bring closure to VB guessing games/forward movement prediction.
What's core team take on this ?

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:29 PM
I will do $20. This FIOA is vital to the transparency of the system and surfacing this information would provide valuable insights that will perhaps bring closure to VB guessing games/forward movement prediction.
What's core team take on this ?

Please vote

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:36 PM
Guys! Need little helping hand here.

Can someone help sending PM to active users to point to this thread. Good amount of users don't visit forum so often but if they get an email, they visit.

I wish this time we can definitely make this happen. I am little disappointed with no response from IV core on this thread so far. We have to make this happen. We will make this happen.

TomTancredo
03-06-2009, 04:39 PM
for $50...

Naveen
03-06-2009, 04:40 PM
Good work. move me up to $100

Madhuri
03-06-2009, 04:41 PM
I am in for $25

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Good work. move me up to $100

Heartly appreciate your gesture Naveen. I don't have way to change your poll result but keeping a side note.

mirage
03-06-2009, 04:46 PM
I sent the email to the 'Country Cap' focus group, lets see how many responds...

kate123
03-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Responded :)

Add me for $25

I sent the email to the 'Country Cap' focus group, lets see how many responds...

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:50 PM
Responded :)

Add me for $25

Kate123. Could you please vote?

kate123
03-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Voted! Thanks.

Kate123. Could you please vote?

puddonhead
03-06-2009, 04:52 PM
I will contribute $25.

How to contribute? I have a regular payment going out to IV. How to ensure this one goes to this separate bucket and not mixed with the general contributions.

If this has been discussed in the middle of this thread - please consider updating the first post with the info so that we don't have to dig through pages of discussions to find it.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 04:57 PM
I will contribute $25.

How to contribute? I have a regular payment going out to IV. How to ensure this one goes to this separate bucket and not mixed with the general contributions.

If this has been discussed in the middle of this thread - please consider updating the first post with the info so that we don't have to dig through pages of discussions to find it.

Puddonhead,

I am still in process of finalizing how to collect money for this. I and Pappu are discussing possible solutions and will come out with something soon.

Please vote above to pledge. I will go through this list once account is created to follow up.

malibuguy007
03-06-2009, 05:17 PM
I will contribute $25. Did the relevant poll selection as well.

ItIsNotFunny
03-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Following users have pledged $100:
Bharam, kvrr, Naveen

Following users have pledged $50:
amits, ArkBird, lc1978, qasleuth, ThinkTwice, vbkris77, kkarun, Kven24, munnabhai, TomTancredo

Following users have pledged $25:
aadimanav, ajay, ajm, alok_msh, amaruns,
amitga, amslonewolf, anilsal, ashatara78, ashshef,
bestofall, bharani, bkarnik, chanduv23, dallasdude,
django.stone, dmashok, dummgelauft, Eb3Pro, eb3_2004,
fundo14, gc28262, gcformeornot, gc_dream07, h1techSlave,
ireddy, ItIsNotFunny, jayleno, kate123, KKtexas,
Libra, lvgc, Madhuri, malibuguy007, maxy,
mayitbesoon, minimalist, mirage, mohan.ada, n2b,
nandakumar, nandini, nc14, needhelp!, newuser,
oliTwist, optimizer, pak, pointlesswait, puddonhead,
rajeshalex, ramaonline, rameshavula, ram_nara303,
reddymjm, roseball, sammyb, sanju, seebi, shantham,
sledge_hammer, snvlgopal, sparklinks, spsrini, srikanthmouli,
srinivas_o, sundevil, The7zen, veereddy, venkatasuresh_g,
vvpandya, WaitingForMyGC, Winner

Following users want to pray God and see what others are doing:
my_usa

Summary:
100 x 3 = 300
50 x 10 = 500
25 x 72 = 1800

Total: $2600

We are half way

GCKaMaara
03-06-2009, 06:11 PM
Bump

AK_GC
03-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Took the poll and count me in for $25.

axp817
03-06-2009, 06:24 PM
What irritates me the most about the GC backlog is not knowing exactly how many people are in line ahead of me.

We all know how many visas (without spillovers, etc.) are allocated to each country every year, but none of us knows exactly how many GC applications/PDs for each year are pending, which makes it extremely difficult to even semi-accurately predict when a certain PD will become current and stay current.

When I ask myself when I will get my GC, the answer is, "anywhere between the next month to the next 3 years", which is sad to say the least.

That being said, I commend the core team's efforts in pursuing this option.

I was looking at my paypal history and for some reason (problems with downloading history), was only able to see the $50 recurring contributions that I have made (I was on a $20 recurring contribution schedule before I started the $50, and I have made numerous, $50, $100 one time contributions during various funding drives) to IV, and that total was $1000 (20 months), I expect the total from all my contributions to be close to $2000.

It may sound like I am tooting my own horn, but the intention of this disclosure is to motivate other members to start contributing. There used to be a time when I felt that if I contributed, I would be the only one doing so, and things wouldn't go anywhere and I would end up wasting my money. Boy, was I wrong. There are thousands of members who contribute and it is because of the support of these very members that we have achieved what we have.

Hey, atleast this way, when I whine about the situation, no one can tell me that I should do something about it and not whine, because I have done something about it, I have contributed !!

I have had an EAD for the last two years, and it was only because of IV efforts in July 2007that I was able to get one, and ask any of the newer members that haven't filed their 485s yet, they would spend $2000 in a heartbeat if that guaranteed being able to file their 485s.

That being said, I pledge to contribute $50 for the FOIA drive as soon as an option is made available on the IV contributions page.

Best,

dallasdude
03-06-2009, 06:29 PM
God bless all of you folks who have taken this initiative to help and support our cause. I'll help contribute to get this information.l

skp07
03-06-2009, 06:31 PM
I'm in with my $50 contribution

prabasiodia
03-06-2009, 06:43 PM
I've voted with my pledge.

Folks, if you’re replying/posting to this thread with your pledge, please also vote as it’ll help the IV Admins know exactly how much is being pledged. Otherwise, IV admins will be clueless (I think USCIS works that way, they have no idea about anything, that’s why we’re giving them this money to write a query.) :D:D:D

malibuguy007
03-06-2009, 07:04 PM
I think we are getting close to $3K - let us keep the momentum going.

niklshah
03-06-2009, 07:23 PM
come on guys we can do this very easily in just couple of days... all are highly educated people here with good jobs......

Munshi75
03-06-2009, 07:48 PM
Usually IV allows only 100 dollars payment using a credit card through the website. How to get around this issue.

Thanks

gc_wow
03-06-2009, 08:21 PM
I am in with a contribution.What if USCIS sees us as a Golden Duck and want another 10k after eating initial 5k.You know how government projects work?What will we do next?I am not undermining anyones initiatives,I always wanted to know how many applications are actually pending?May be better than doing nothing.I think some one was saying that citizenship information is not entered in the system.Nobody knows how that CLAIMS system looks like.We can see perm data fields on flcdatacenter.com, may be we should request on line version for CLAIMS system.with SOA capabilities it could be easily mapped in to easily readable frontend with minimal efforts.People can actually file 485 on line? Its not at all complicated.Govt contractors will make it look like a $100Million project.

downthedrain
03-06-2009, 08:29 PM
I am in $25

boreal
03-06-2009, 08:42 PM
$25.00 from my side, let us know how to pay..

shiankuraaf
03-06-2009, 09:29 PM
Please let me know the mode of payment once it is decided.

new2gc
03-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Please let me know the mode of payment specific to this funding drive.
$25 from my side.

~new2gc.

wizpal
03-06-2009, 11:17 PM
count me as well for 25 dollars

neeidd
03-06-2009, 11:18 PM
$25 from me please!

Thanks,

jbr
03-07-2009, 01:33 AM
Thanks for effort; I will contribute.

niklshah
03-07-2009, 01:59 AM
guys pls keep contributing even if we reach $5000, dont think that oh we have reached $5000 we dont need to contribute now. all money will help in future IV efforts and lobbying....

rajuram
03-07-2009, 03:05 AM
I would like to contribute $25, but need to find out what information are we getting? I am mainly interested in eb3 india, year 2001 - 2002,

nav_kri
03-07-2009, 03:32 AM
am in and contributing 50$

gc_wow
03-07-2009, 09:48 AM
(104*25)+(11*50)+(4*100)=3550
need 1450 more

reachinus
03-07-2009, 10:08 AM
Let me know how to send the payment.

man-woman-and-gc
03-07-2009, 11:24 AM
i've pledged $25
I'm yet to see IV core response to this....not sure where this will end without their backing

The7zen
03-07-2009, 11:33 AM
how to send the payment ? pls. update your original post with payment instructions.

skp07
03-07-2009, 11:54 AM
any updates yet about sending payment?

pappu
03-07-2009, 02:21 PM
There have been some new developments. We will post the details as soon as we get some more clarity. Please wait until then.

ArkBird
03-07-2009, 02:27 PM
I am doubling my pledge to $100

(104*25)+(11*50)+(4*100)=3550
need 1450 more

Openarms
03-07-2009, 03:33 PM
I will also contribute for this effort.

jthomas
03-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Let me know how to send $25/-

Jose thomas

pak
03-07-2009, 06:13 PM
from file: http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/APPLICATIONS%20FOR%20IMMIGRATION%20BENEFITS_Januar y09.pdf

Major volumes of pending applications at the end of January 2009 include: 1,417,978 I-130 immediate/all other petitions; 620,249 I-485 applications to adjust status; 286,701 I-765 employment authorizations; 190,238 I-90 green card renewals/replacements; 163,015 I-821 temporary protected status; 147,951 I-751 remove conditions spouse jointly/waiver.
May be useful...

rameshvaid
03-07-2009, 06:26 PM
I pledged $ 100.00. Pls. let me know how and where to send..GOOD LUCK...


RV

anandrajesh
03-07-2009, 06:47 PM
Thanks for effort; I will contribute.

Thanks for the effort. I will contribue atleast $25 for this cause. I would like to know how many more people are in line before me, that info will be very helpful to me in taking plenty of personal & professional decisions.

Kven24
03-07-2009, 06:53 PM
Do we have any updates on where to send the check?

anilnag
03-07-2009, 08:29 PM
I am in for $25. Let me know how/where to contribute.

vdlrao
03-07-2009, 09:32 PM
I am in and Voted yes.

kvrr1116
03-07-2009, 10:14 PM
Sent $100,00 for FOIA using Paypal.

Transaction ID: 9VX874651W167245C

sin94
03-08-2009, 12:40 AM
how to contribute 25$ for this initiative
Let me know how to contribute via paypal or mail it to IV

reddymjm
03-08-2009, 01:13 AM
25*(114*1 + 12*2 + 5*4)...

42 more to go for the first target. Lets finish it this weekend.

Go Ivans go...

reddymjm
03-08-2009, 01:19 AM
Sent $100,00 for FOIA using Paypal.

Transaction ID: 9VX874651W167245C

I see kvrr in 100 vote. R u the same guy..

geevikram
03-08-2009, 03:22 AM
Please let me know the account...

ItIsNotFunny
03-08-2009, 10:10 AM
Do we have any updates on where to send the check?

I have one message from Pappu that they have some updates on this. I don't know any details so far. Hopefully we will get some account information soon! If not, we will see how to create a pool account for this and then submit to IV. One thing is for sure, I don't think we can not afford loosing this golden opportunity. I don't want to loose this to bureaucracy.

Thanks everyone for support. So far pledge is $4300. We are close!

niklshah
03-08-2009, 12:48 PM
come on guy lets reach over goad today, we are not far from it, few people contributing and we are done...... It always good to fight battle when we know what we are fighting to, rather than to fight a blind battle...

kvrr
03-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Yes

vadicherla
03-08-2009, 01:06 PM
Hi All
i Contributed $500 to IV till date. Please let me how to contribute for this

h1techSlave
03-08-2009, 01:09 PM
Nice work, ItIsNotFunny.

This is also an example of what this community is capable of doing, when we have a clear goal and proper directions on how to reach that goal. In just 3 days, we could raise $5000.

I have one message from Pappu that they have some updates on this. I don't know any details so far. Hopefully we will get some account information soon! If not, we will see how to create a pool account for this and then submit to IV. One thing is for sure, I don't think we can not afford loosing this golden opportunity. I don't want to loose this to bureaucracy.

Thanks everyone for support. So far pledge is $4300. We are close!

santiwar
03-08-2009, 01:55 PM
I voted yes for 25 $. Where do i click to pay? The earlier version of this site had a very prominent link that mentioned "Contribute". I am lost now, trying to figure out where to go.

santiwar
03-08-2009, 01:57 PM
I should look before i type :-). Or get a coffee before i log on to the net.

santiwar
03-08-2009, 02:05 PM
I just paid 100$ via pay pal.

Transaction ID: 7LT9561677664923V.

Voted on the 25 $ option, but paid 100$. Please adjust your calculation accordingly.

vphope
03-08-2009, 03:24 PM
Please provide the link please..

Just curious, within how much time is the FOIA info expected? :)

h1techSlave
03-08-2009, 03:24 PM
I think there will be a seperate payment system for this collection. The people are still working on "How to pay for this specific initiative".

I should look before i type :-). Or get a coffee before i log on to the net.

vbkris77
03-08-2009, 07:56 PM
Just to make sure this thread is not dead before we reach 5K target..

viper1400
03-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Guys,

Bear my ignorance but what is FOIA? and What are we planning to do with the fund collected for FOIA?

IamWithImmiVoice
03-08-2009, 10:25 PM
noob here..signed up a while ago but I was inactive. I will be an active participant from now onwards though. I dont know what FOIA is but ready to pay 25 bucks, whatever it is, I am confident its worth it.

nandakumar
03-08-2009, 11:34 PM
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

Guys,

Bear my ignorance but what is FOIA? and What are we planning to do with the fund collected for FOIA?

rameshvaid
03-08-2009, 11:52 PM
I pledge $ 100.00. Pls. let me know how and where to send..GOOD LUCK...


RV

Pls. excuse my ignorance and post the method/link for payment so that I Can send my payment in.

Thanks

RV

vdlrao
03-09-2009, 12:03 AM
Needed $325 more to reach $5,000. Please update how to pay.

Mani
03-09-2009, 02:22 AM
sent $25 using bill payer

gccovet
03-09-2009, 10:04 AM
ItsNotFunny,
I am pledging $25.00. Let me know where to send the cheque
GCCovet

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Guys,

I want your input on a very important issue. So far I haven't heard anything proper from IV Core. We achieved the pledge goal. This really shows everybody's passion to get the real data.

We have couple of options:

1. We deposit all the amount to IV's regular account. In that case quite a few guys have asked for guarantee that first $5000 out of this money will be spent specifically for this purpose.

2. We create a new paypal account, get all the donation in that acccount and one of us get the data from USCIS and share with everyone on IV thread itself.

Please let me know your opinion ASAP. This is very important and quick reply is necessary.

malibuguy007
03-09-2009, 11:18 AM
If we do end up setting a separate PayPal account, I would suggest getting the data and sending it via PM to members who contribute. Not sure why the information needs to be shared with people who never contribute.

gc28262
03-09-2009, 11:23 AM
Guys,

I want your input on a very important issue. So far I haven't heard anything proper from IV Core. We achieved the pledge goal. This really shows everybody's passion to get the real data.

We have couple of options:

1. We deposit all the amount to IV's regular account. In that case quite a few guys have asked for guarantee that first $5000 out of this money will be spent specifically for this purpose.

2. We create a new paypal account, get all the donation in that acccount and one of us get the data from USCIS and share with everyone on IV thread itself.

Please let me know your opinion ASAP. This is very important and quick reply is necessary.

IMO both options are fine as long as we meet our objective.

axp817
03-09-2009, 11:35 AM
Itsnotfunny,
I am okay with both options, whichever meets consensus.

If we do it the non-IV route, then I think I agree with Malibuguy007, freeloaders don't deserve shit.

reddymjm
03-09-2009, 11:44 AM
If IV does not have any problems doing this. Better to go with IV. Few of them already sent their contributions to IV.

chintu25
03-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Wait for today EOB .... if you do not get a reply from IV go for the Paypal account. Nothing wrong in that

YesGC_NoGC
03-09-2009, 11:55 AM
I pledge $50 for this effort.

Shoudl I send money on the regular IV account through Paypal?

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 11:56 AM
I pledge $50 for this effort.

Shoudl I send money on the regular IV account through Paypal?

Please wait till COB today.

KRS
03-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Consider a $25 pledge from me towards this effort. Would appreciate it if we are told what information are we asking for? I have seen many questions in different messages. It would be great if we can get a consolidated list of questions/information we will be asking.

TIA.

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 12:01 PM
Consider a $25 pledge from me towards this effort. Would appreciate it if we are told what information are we asking for? I have seen many questions in different messages. It would be great if we can get a consolidated list of questions/information we will be asking.

TIA.

Thats one of the tasks. There were multiple reasons why I was waiting for IV to show little more interest on this. We need 3 person team to tell us exactly what data and what format we need them and whether USCIS can get us that information with proposed charges.

3 Volunteers required who can decide exactly what data is required, we have rough idea but need final document on this. Amits, would like to lead this?

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:06 PM
As everyone is aware of the FOIA letters we have received from USCIS. We requested everyone to fax/email us the USCIS letter.

Here is an update on IV plans and what we know till now:

On Friday, during the discussions with USCIS, we came to know that that there is a backlog of FOIA requests and currently they are clearing FOIA requests they received in 2007. We also know from the letter that the report wll not have 'country of chargeability' info. This is a critical info that we ought to have. Even after paying 5K to USCIS, over one year wait time to get the FOIA request completed will be unacceptable to the community.

In light of these developments we have explored other options to get this data and use the copies of replies we get as an example how badly we need this data to get accurate picture of the size and breakdown of the current backlog, so that we can all know how long we need to wait in the current system, if nothing changes. We would also ideally like such data to be always available and updated for public periodically.

Our first option is that we put in effort to get this data without having to pay $5K to USCIS. We will also try to get the data much sooner rather than all of us wait for more than a year.This could be possible via advocacy effort and our initial discussions on this subject have been promising. We will pursue this and if we do not make much progress until the deadline then we may pay 5K and still pursue the advocacy option to get the data faster. Thus we need more than 5K to proceed with these parallel options. The advocacy effort will also be an ongoing task beyond the first month. Thus we request members to sign up for recurring payment option to support this initiative and any other initiative we undertake for the community.

We have added a paypal module on the top of each page with a target amount. Members can use this fresh tool added to IV website to contribute. We prefer if members contributing to the effort on recurring monthly basis for a long term support of IV efforts. All members who contribute through this system will also have access to special 'Contributor's Forum' on the IV website.

Thank You for your effort and contribution for building a stronger community.

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 12:15 PM
This is very useful information. Pappu is unarguably right that it doesn't make sense to wait for a year even after paying $5K. The whole system is absurd.

I am writing mail to Ombudsman regarding delay in replying FOIA.

Guys, as IV is also putting all options and working on this, lets not loose our momentum and keep contributing towards this. Pappu's message clearly indicates that if needed, this fund will be used for this purpose specifically and also as he mentioned, we need more fund to get data earlier.

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Would appreciate it if we are told what information are we asking for? I have seen many questions in different messages. It would be great if we can get a consolidated list of questions/information we will be asking.

TIA.

That is a good question. We will need to draft a detailed reply to USCIS when we submit the payment. In that reply maybe we should also draw some kind of table of data we are requesting. Some people can work on this. Do keep in touch with Nixstor , Needhelp! and anilsal for guidance and direction.

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:20 PM
This is very useful information. Pappu is unarguably right that it doesn't make sense to wait for a year even after paying $5K. The whole system is absurd.

I am writing mail to Ombudsman regarding delay in replying FOIA.

Guys, as IV is also putting all options and working on this, lets not loose our momentum and keep contributing towards this. Pappu's message clearly indicates that if needed, this fund will be used for this purpose specifically and also as he mentioned, we need more fund to get data earlier.

Please edit your first post on the thread to include my post and update your post to start this action item. We do not have much time and need to move fast. USCIS took 4 months to reply to the letter and gave us only 1 month to reply. We have already lost a few days.

axp817
03-09-2009, 12:27 PM
everything in Pappu's message sounds good to me.

Itisnotfunny,
Should we go ahead and contribute what we pledged (those of us that haven't already paid) using the tool at the top of the screen?

thanks,

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 12:27 PM
everything in Pappu's message sounds good to me.

Itisnotfunny,
Should we go ahead and contribute what we pledged (those of us that haven't already paid) using the tool at the top of the screen?

thanks,

Yes, Everybody please do this ASAP!

gc28262
03-09-2009, 12:33 PM
Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: gc28262)
$25.00 USD for one month
Effective Date: Mar. 9, 2009 $25.00 USD

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 12:33 PM
Please edit your first post on the thread to include my post and update your post to start this action item. We do not have much time and need to move fast. USCIS took 4 months to reply to the letter and gave us only 1 month to reply. We have already lost a few days.

How to change headline of Poll type thread?

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:38 PM
How to change headline of Poll type thread?

Do edit post - advanced. And you will see the title to edit.

newuser
03-09-2009, 12:38 PM
Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: gc28262)
$25.00 USD for one month
Effective Date: Mar. 9, 2009 $25.00 USD
How to contribute $25 as there is no such option?

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Do edit post - advanced. And you will see the title to edit.

Tried, that only allows to change title of "the post" not overall thread title!

axp817
03-09-2009, 12:41 PM
The only one-time $50 contribution option I saw was the one that said "$50 and subscribe for one month", I assume that was a one time $50 option.

Not that I don't want to contribute on a recurrent basis, but I already have an indefinite $50 recurring option set up since 2007.

And I look forward to seeing y'all in the "Contributors only" forum.

gc28262
03-09-2009, 12:43 PM
I used "$25 and subscribe for one month"

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:47 PM
People who contribute can also see others that have contributed on this thread by clicking the arrow on 'donation Goal' above. These members will have access to information and updates in a special contributors area we are creating on the forum.

pappu
03-09-2009, 12:48 PM
The only one-time $50 contribution option I saw was the one that said "$50 and subscribe for one month", I assume that was a one time $50 option.

Not that I don't want to contribute on a recurrent basis, but I already have an indefinite $50 recurring option set up since 2007.

And I look forward to seeing y'all in the "Contributors only" forum.

Thank you. In future we will integrate both by verifying members. and move those members in the Contributor's area on the forums.

You can now see that your status as a member is 'donor' instead of a junior/senior member.

newuser
03-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Contributed my share.

kate123
03-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Contributed 25$

malibuguy007
03-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Made my contribution of $25

homers
03-09-2009, 01:07 PM
Contributed $25 for the FOIA request drive.

chanduv23
03-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Just made my $25 contribution through paypal

Libra
03-09-2009, 01:13 PM
Contributed $25

Naveen
03-09-2009, 01:17 PM
Contributed $100
Transaction ID: 3D2783142U014852P

axp817
03-09-2009, 01:17 PM
Just contributed another $50, making my total $100, hope we meet the goal soon.

The way I see it, I am contributing this money for my own benefit, so it isn't even a 'donation' in that sense.

akhilmahajan
03-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Sent in $25.
Unique Transaction ID #6PY98107PU8108920

GO I/WE GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gccovet
03-09-2009, 01:20 PM
Just sent $25 via Paypal as pledged.
GCCovet

nirenjoshi
03-09-2009, 01:21 PM
$25 donated via paypal

Caliber
03-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Just now paid 50.00 using paypal. With this, my total contribution: 1250.00

Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Caliber)
$50.00 USD for one month
Effective Date: Mar. 9, 2009 $50.00 USD

rameshk75
03-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Contributed #25

Marphad
03-09-2009, 01:33 PM
As everyone is aware of the FOIA letters we have received from USCIS. We requested everyone to fax/email us the USCIS letter.

Here is an update on IV plans and what we know till now:

On Friday, during the discussions with USCIS, we came to know that that there is a backlog of FOIA requests and currently they are clearing FOIA requests they received in 2007. We also know from the letter that the report wll not have 'country of chargeability' info. This is a critical info that we ought to have. Even after paying 5K to USCIS, over one year wait time to get the FOIA request completed will be unacceptable to the community.

In light of these developments we have explored other options to get this data and use the copies of replies we get as an example how badly we need this data to get accurate picture of the size and breakdown of the current backlog, so that we can all know how long we need to wait in the current system, if nothing changes. We would also ideally like such data to be always available and updated for public periodically.

Our first option is that we put in effort to get this data without having to pay $5K to USCIS. We will also try to get the data much sooner rather than all of us wait for more than a year.This could be possible via advocacy effort and our initial discussions on this subject have been promising. We will pursue this and if we do not make much progress until the deadline then we may pay 5K and still pursue the advocacy option to get the data faster. Thus we need more than 5K to proceed with these parallel options. The advocacy effort will also be an ongoing task beyond the first month. Thus we request members to sign up for recurring payment option to support this initiative and any other initiative we undertake for the community.

We have added a paypal module on the top of each page with a target amount. Members can use this fresh tool added to IV website to contribute. We prefer if members contributing to the effort on recurring monthly basis for a long term support of IV efforts. All members who contribute through this system will also have access to special 'Contributor's Forum' on the IV website.

Thank You for your effort and contribution for building a stronger community.


Nice to know. Just one question, if we knew this on Friday, why not shared on Friday or over the weekend?

vbkris77
03-09-2009, 01:39 PM
I sent my 50.00 as pledged

pointlesswait
03-09-2009, 01:43 PM
paid my dues for this month...
i cant believe USCIS is acting like some cheap ass organization. they generate billions of dollars of revenue..and they want us to pay 5K to develop a software to sort their database.

pappu
03-09-2009, 01:50 PM
Please log in to the site and contribute. By logging in we can relate your contributions to your ID and confirm it by sending you a PM , Change your status as a donor and give you access to VIP forums when they are created.

nirenjoshi
03-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Please log in to the site and contribute. By logging in we can relate your contributions to your ID and confirm it by sending you a PM , Change your status as a donor and give you access to VIP forums when they are created.

I made the contribution before I logged into IV. I guess thats the reason my status doesnt show up as 'donor'. Any way to fix it?

sonu
03-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Please log in to the site and contribute. By logging in we can relate your contributions to your ID and confirm it by sending you a PM , Change your status as a donor and give you access to VIP forums when they are created.

Paid my dues.

reddymjm
03-09-2009, 02:07 PM
I just paid $50 though I voted for $25.
Unique Transaction ID #81438669VJ065***

vdlrao
03-09-2009, 02:08 PM
Paid $25.00 for now.

Transaction ID #89460379EV262540K)

pappu
03-09-2009, 02:10 PM
I made the contribution before I logged into IV. I guess thats the reason my status doesnt show up as 'donor'. Any way to fix it?
We have your email from paypal .
Later we will cross reference by matching your email id and assign your id to the donor list.
thanks

kkt_tkk
03-09-2009, 02:12 PM
$25 contribution done.

h1techSlave
03-09-2009, 02:12 PM
I think option 1 is best. We can request members to put the FOIA comment while paying. This is for IV leadership to track FOIA specific payments.

Option 2: Who ever is actually setting up the paypal account needs to be aware of tax issues. We don't want to pay 30% of our $5000 to UncleSam.

Guys,

I want your input on a very important issue. So far I haven't heard anything proper from IV Core. We achieved the pledge goal. This really shows everybody's passion to get the real data.

We have couple of options:

1. We deposit all the amount to IV's regular account. In that case quite a few guys have asked for guarantee that first $5000 out of this money will be spent specifically for this purpose.

2. We create a new paypal account, get all the donation in that acccount and one of us get the data from USCIS and share with everyone on IV thread itself.

Please let me know your opinion ASAP. This is very important and quick reply is necessary.

srinivas_o
03-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Just now donated $50 throuhg paypal (even though pledged for $25)..

Pineapple
03-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Chipped in with my donation.. will continue to do so.

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 02:22 PM
I am not able to open PayPal from company! Will do it in the evening.

All guys who pledged, come on! I want to see atleast 25% on donation progress bar today :)

One more request. Whoever contributes, please please post here. This is motivates others too!

needhelp!
03-09-2009, 02:26 PM
This is a great addition to the site. Waiting for it to turn all green.

SM2006
03-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Pledged for $25, but contributed $50.

MunnaBhai
03-09-2009, 02:32 PM
Contributed $100.00. Paypal Transaction ID: 43812248RK287712T

gc_dream07
03-09-2009, 02:48 PM
I just sent $25.00 as pledged.

n2b
03-09-2009, 02:51 PM
Sent my $25 pledge as well!

nandakumar
03-09-2009, 02:52 PM
I plan to donate via check to avoid paypal commision.

Is there any special instructions for donation thru check?

jamesbond007
03-09-2009, 02:53 PM
$25.00 contribution made.

Winner
03-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Just sent my $25 via paypal.

amits
03-09-2009, 02:56 PM
I just contributed $50 for this effort through PayPal.
Unique Transaction ID # 5F799*******1032X

ebizash
03-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Contributed $25.

lc1978
03-09-2009, 03:05 PM
Receipt ID: 2044-9737-1765-5213

Thanks and appreciate the efforts.

gcdreamer05
03-09-2009, 03:06 PM
I want to contribute 25$ but when i click on the contribute link it says only 100$ minimum , please let me know how others have contributed 25$ ?? where did u click and how did you change to 25$ ?

axp817
03-09-2009, 03:08 PM
I can't wait till we see the results of this initiative. Having a source (website, tool, whatever) that tells me how many people are in line ahead of me, and is refreshed on a periodic (monthly as new bulletins come out) basis will take a lot of the guesswork and day dreaming out of this.

A lot of us are in this mess for the long haul. A clear picture, even if it doesn't make the dates move any faster will ease a lot of anxiety and frustration. Atleast for me, it will.

If you're sitting on your ass thinking that there are other people contributing and their contributions alone will help meet the goal, you are wrong, most people are thinking the same way.

The way I see it, if you don't contribute/act to solve problems that you face in life, you have no right to whine about them.

Be like me, contribute, and then whine all you want.

vdlrao
03-09-2009, 03:11 PM
I want to contribute 25$ but when i click on the contribute link it says only 100$ minimum , please let me know how others have contributed 25$ ?? where did u click and how did you change to 25$ ?


See the top of this thread and you could find donate now. And go there pay through the paypal. Post here if you have any problem.

gcdreamer05
03-09-2009, 03:17 PM
Thanks just now i contributed 25$ .... Go IV...

leoindiano
03-09-2009, 03:19 PM
I will contribute....

nandakumar
03-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Donated $25

Details:

Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Unregistered)
Subscription Number: S-2KT1775371640041H

pappu
03-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Thanks just now i contributed 25$ .... Go IV...

could you post your transaction details/email info@

I was unable to verify

thanks

snvlgopal
03-09-2009, 03:45 PM
Unique Transaction ID #5M177817S0983154D
Thanks

conundrum
03-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Pledged $25, donated $50

nirenjoshi
03-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Pledged $25, donated $50

wow! you already have your card and are still contributing.... ( bows :) )

de2002
03-09-2009, 04:02 PM
Donated $25
Transaction ID #0F023945BA4429505.

asanghi
03-09-2009, 04:02 PM
The details

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Subscription Details
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Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Unregistered) Subscription Number: S-9UN97759Y77829150


Subscription Terms:
$25.00 USD for 6 months



If you have any questions or concerns about this subscription, please contact Immigration Voice.

ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Pledged $25, donated $50

Special respect from me too!

anilnag
03-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Just went thru my contribution of $50 (doubled 25 because the goal is also doubled now) and got confirmation from IV admin.

Subscription Number - S-2GR22479G79544410

YesGC_NoGC
03-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1VS84943NL905143K)
In reference to: S-2L9435894K4250504


Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Mar. 9, 2009 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$50.00 USD

GTGC
03-09-2009, 04:48 PM
Just contributed $50 -Transaction id = S-98L182225B618081N


Lets get to the bottom of the mess called USCIS!

gcdreamer05
03-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Subscription Details
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Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: gcdreamer05)
Subscription Number: S-0CT4078178407321M


Last contribution had some error, so posted again and this time went through and i got the Subscription number....

h1techSlave
03-09-2009, 04:54 PM
I have contributed a small amount of $25 towards the FOIA efforts.

Eb3Pro
03-09-2009, 05:01 PM
----------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Details
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Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Eb3Pro)
Subscription Number: S-38E18780TK1233527


Subscription Terms:
$25.00 USD for one month

alok_msh
03-09-2009, 05:02 PM
----------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Details
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Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Unregistered)
Subscription Number: S-29H81746RU627584D

ArkBird
03-09-2009, 05:07 PM
Just sent $100 for the cause also contributing $50 a month to IV

Transaction ID: 2D140161BM264773E

The7zen
03-09-2009, 05:13 PM
Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1R189321FY253022D)
In reference to: S-5T748022M83296742

mdumar
03-09-2009, 05:20 PM
Doubled my pledge from $25 to $50.

==========================================
Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: mdumar)
Unique Transaction ID #93K29071YA807004J
==========================================

lvgc
03-09-2009, 05:31 PM
Contributed $25 to the FOIA efforts. (Unique Transaction ID #6JK77604MG882923U)
In reference to: S-3NA946199E0787312

Contributed $475 so far to IV.

qasleuth
03-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Donated $50 for this month and $ 25 for the next 5 months.

ramaonline
03-09-2009, 05:51 PM
One time $100 donation
27U40647DV0691508

Till date - Over $750

prabasiodia
03-09-2009, 06:01 PM
I'd originally pledged for $25, but contributed $50. Go IV!!

Subscription#: S-6KH7395445645492S
Subscription Date: Mar. 9, 2009
Time: 13:41:25 PDT
Status: Completed

sanju
03-09-2009, 06:05 PM
Pledged $25, donated $50

I saw that your application got approved in Dec-08 and you continute to support and contribute for all of us. Just wanted to say - THANK YOU.



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ItIsNotFunny
03-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Its 17% Goal achieved. I wish I could see 25% today.

Yes We Can.

reddymjm
03-09-2009, 06:20 PM
Pledged $25, donated $50

Thank u for still being around and supporting us(IV).

Openarms
03-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I can not see option to donate $25??? am I missing something on contribute page??

reddymjm
03-09-2009, 06:25 PM
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate
Click on the donate tab on top of this page.

kkarun
03-09-2009, 06:31 PM
as promised.

Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1UD67581BD964672L)
In reference to: S-1E887321YX0160352

seebi
03-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Done. Pledged $25, but ended up donating $50.00.
Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: seebi)
50.00 USD for 12 months
Subscription#S-6AE151285V391084N

bkarnik
03-09-2009, 06:33 PM
$25 sent in.

vikki76
03-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Added my $25 contribution towards $5K FOIA goal

illusions
03-09-2009, 07:47 PM
The contribution should be $25 more as of now. :) Best wishes for this drive.

hope_4_best
03-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Please see the details below.

Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #86U889978Y3154013)
In reference to: S-7LW91387KA323242P

widad2020
03-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Unregistered)
Subscription Number: S-5D136874F7844373R

rp0lol
03-09-2009, 08:55 PM
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Date of sign up: Mar. 9, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: rp0lol)
Subscription Number: S-1PN16158NR129041D


Subscription Terms:
$50.00 USD for one month

sledge_hammer
03-09-2009, 08:57 PM
Done...

Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: Unregistered)
Subscription Number: S-5G551032T2232245F

Niranjan
03-09-2009, 10:07 PM
Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #5W6543254******)

boreal
03-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Subscription Number: S-0L706590PP6825827


Subscription Terms:
$25.00 USD for one month

leoindiano
03-09-2009, 10:48 PM
$25 using paypal....

The7zen
03-10-2009, 02:10 AM
:)

prabasiodia
03-10-2009, 08:44 AM
^^^^

leoindiano
03-10-2009, 10:29 AM
Admin,

I will contribute another 25$ once we reach 5k

pappu
03-10-2009, 10:47 AM
/\/\

ItIsNotFunny
03-10-2009, 11:04 AM
This is on immigration-law.com

03/10/2009: Understanding Management, Uses, and Availability of Individual Private Records of USCIS Computer Immigration Benefits Information System

The USCIS published this information as part of its compliance with the Privacy Act. Understanding this information is helpful to the immigration stakeholders, immigrants, nonimmigrants, and related parties in handling immigratiopn benefits applications.
Benefits Information System: The DHS is managing the following computer information system relating the immigrant and nonimmigrant processings: SORN: CLAIMS 3, CLAIMS 4, the Redesigned Naturalization Application Casework System (RNACS); the Citizenship and Immigration Services Centralized Oracle Repository (CISCOR), the Interim Case Management System (ICMS), Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS), and the Integrated Card Production System (ICPS).
Purposes and Uses of the Information System: The records and information in the system broadly serves three purposes: (1) Automatic access and retrieval in immiration benefits and naturalization applications processing and adjudication for efficiency and fraud detections. (2) National and homeland security. (3) Information sharing with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies or other government and private entities within the parameters of the Privacy Act of the country. As for the purpose of achievement of efficiency of immigration benefits processing and adjudications, the system assists in the automated processing of f immigrant and nonimmigrant benefit petitions and applications. Both investigative and administrative records are maintained in this system to permit USCIS to function efficiently. Reports are also generated from the data within the system of records. This system of records notice enables DHS/USCIS to provide automated support to process applications and/or petitions for benefits; determine the status of pending applications and/or petitions for benefits; account for and control the receipt and disposition of any fees and refunds collected; conduct searches pursuant to FOIA and Privacy Act requests; and locate related physical and automated files to support DHS/USCIS responses to inquiries about these records.
Categories Individuals Covered: Persons who have filed (for themselves or on the behalf of others) applications or petitions for immigration benefits (other than asylum and refugee) under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and/or who have submitted fee payments or received refunds from such applications or petitions; current, former and potential (e.g., fianc[eacute]) family members of applicants/petitioners; persons who complete immigration forms for applicants and petitioners (e.g., attorneys, form preparers); name of applicant's employer; and individuals who seek access to records retained in the Benefits Information System under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIA/PA).

Categories of Records in the System:
Individual's name;
Social Security Number (if applicable);
A-Number (if applicable);
Addresses;
Telephone numbers;
Birth and death information;
Citizenship or nationality;
Immigration status;
Marital and family status;
Personal characteristics (e.g., height and weight);
Records regarding tax payment and financial matters;
Records regarding employment;
Medical records;
Military and Selective Service records;
Records regarding organization membership or affiliation;
Biometric and other information collected to conduct background checks;
DHS issued card serial numbers;

Records regarding criminal history and other background check information; and
Case processing information such as date applications were filed or received by USCIS; application/petition status, location of record, FOIA/PA or other control number when applicable, and fee receipt data.

Record and Information Safeguards: Records in this system are safeguarded in accordance with applicable rules and policies, including all applicable DHS automated system security access policies. Strict controls have been imposed to minimize the risk of compromising the information that is being stored. Access to the computer system containing the records in this system is limited to those individuals who have a need to know the information
for the performance of their official duties and who have appropriate clearances or permissions. The system maintains a real-time auditing function of individuals who access the system. Additional safeguards may vary by component and program.
It ain't interesting? Don't try to be outsmart over the federal institutions! For additional details, readers may review the USCIS published notice.

new2gc
03-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Date of sign up: Mar. 10, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: new2gc)
Subscription Number: S-49S51889FX977841H

gc_on_demand
03-10-2009, 11:10 AM
This is on immigration-law.com

03/10/2009: Understanding Management, Uses, and Availability of Individual Private Records of USCIS Computer Immigration Benefits Information System

The USCIS published this information as part of its compliance with the Privacy Act. Understanding this information is helpful to the immigration stakeholders, immigrants, nonimmigrants, and related parties in handling immigratiopn benefits applications.
Benefits Information System: The DHS is managing the following computer information system relating the immigrant and nonimmigrant processings: SORN: CLAIMS 3, CLAIMS 4, the Redesigned Naturalization Application Casework System (RNACS); the Citizenship and Immigration Services Centralized Oracle Repository (CISCOR), the Interim Case Management System (ICMS), Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS), and the Integrated Card Production System (ICPS).
Purposes and Uses of the Information System: The records and information in the system broadly serves three purposes: (1) Automatic access and retrieval in immiration benefits and naturalization applications processing and adjudication for efficiency and fraud detections. (2) National and homeland security. (3) Information sharing with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies or other government and private entities within the parameters of the Privacy Act of the country. As for the purpose of achievement of efficiency of immigration benefits processing and adjudications, the system assists in the automated processing of f immigrant and nonimmigrant benefit petitions and applications. Both investigative and administrative records are maintained in this system to permit USCIS to function efficiently. Reports are also generated from the data within the system of records. This system of records notice enables DHS/USCIS to provide automated support to process applications and/or petitions for benefits; determine the status of pending applications and/or petitions for benefits; account for and control the receipt and disposition of any fees and refunds collected; conduct searches pursuant to FOIA and Privacy Act requests; and locate related physical and automated files to support DHS/USCIS responses to inquiries about these records.
Categories Individuals Covered: Persons who have filed (for themselves or on the behalf of others) applications or petitions for immigration benefits (other than asylum and refugee) under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and/or who have submitted fee payments or received refunds from such applications or petitions; current, former and potential (e.g., fianc[eacute]) family members of applicants/petitioners; persons who complete immigration forms for applicants and petitioners (e.g., attorneys, form preparers); name of applicant's employer; and individuals who seek access to records retained in the Benefits Information System under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIA/PA).

Categories of Records in the System:
Individual's name;
Social Security Number (if applicable);
A-Number (if applicable);
Addresses;
Telephone numbers;
Birth and death information;
Citizenship or nationality;
Immigration status;
Marital and family status;
Personal characteristics (e.g., height and weight);
Records regarding tax payment and financial matters;
Records regarding employment;
Medical records;
Military and Selective Service records;
Records regarding organization membership or affiliation;
Biometric and other information collected to conduct background checks;
DHS issued card serial numbers;

Records regarding criminal history and other background check information; and
Case processing information such as date applications were filed or received by USCIS; application/petition status, location of record, FOIA/PA or other control number when applicable, and fee receipt data.

Record and Information Safeguards: Records in this system are safeguarded in accordance with applicable rules and policies, including all applicable DHS automated system security access policies. Strict controls have been imposed to minimize the risk of compromising the information that is being stored. Access to the computer system containing the records in this system is limited to those individuals who have a need to know the information
for the performance of their official duties and who have appropriate clearances or permissions. The system maintains a real-time auditing function of individuals who access the system. Additional safeguards may vary by component and program.
It ain't interesting? Don't try to be outsmart over the federal institutions! For additional details, readers may review the USCIS published notice.


can't they join two tables or data to find out that information ? Why they want to hide from us ?

ItIsNotFunny
03-10-2009, 11:12 AM
can't they join two tables or data to find out that information ? Why they want to hide from us ?

Thats what my question is. I think they just replied to cough up $5K from us.

This is just delaying techniques by USCIS. I think they are assuming that no one is going to pay this much amount and they can hide the BS they are doing!

OR

They have exactly the same data in the same format we need. Now this is becoming like cheating by government.

ItIsNotFunny
03-10-2009, 11:17 AM
Date of sign up: Mar. 10, 2009
Subscription Name: Donation to Support Immigration Voice (User: new2gc)
Subscription Number: S-49S51889FX977841H

I am sorry as I could not make donation so far. I can't open paypal from office and was really late yesterday night. Will make it this evening for sure :).

I wish IV Core would share more information like plan of action, who is working on each task related to this.

ireddy
03-10-2009, 11:18 AM
(Unique Transaction ID #79T902699R5105627

Legal
03-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Receipt ID: 0975-7215-5178-2818

paid 100$

ganguteli
03-10-2009, 11:44 AM
Did that Immigration site blog post about data because the lawyer know IV is running a campiagn and then someone will copy paste on IV to advertise him?

Just guessing.